Woman charged months after missing man is found dead

Woman charged months after missing man is found dead

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Paul Graupe (Source: WAVE 3 Archives) Paul Graupe (Source: WAVE 3 Archives)
Robert Riley (Source: Scott Co. IN Jail) Robert Riley (Source: Scott Co. IN Jail)

SCOTTSBURG, IN (WAVE) – Authorities have charged a second person charged in connection with the murder of a man missing for three years.

Lisa Pace is now charged in the case of Paul Graupe, an Austin, Indiana man found buried beneath a house in November 2012. Pace faces two counts of assisting a criminal, obstruction of justice, theft, and failure to report a dead body. 

Tuesday morning Pace's Defense Attorney and Scott County Prosecutor Jason Mount agreed to  keep her bond at $50,000 allowing her to post 10% of that, $5,000. Pace was already in jail for attempting to escape from her home incarceration which was a probation sentence for a forgery charge.

Scott County, Indiana prosecutors said Pace was the girlfriend of Robert Riley, the man already facing murder charges.

"I'm glad to hear that they are finally getting them all rounded up and doing their job," said Hugh Pasley, Graupe's brother. 

Pasley has been through a lot these last few years. On November 24, 2009 his 50-year-old brother went missing, never to be seen again until almost three years later. On November 20, 2012, Graupe was found buried beneath Riley's Austin, Indiana home. 

"They killed a good man and for no reason," said Pasley. 

Court documents reveal late last year a witness came forward to investigators telling them he or she watched Riley choke Graupe from behind. Police found an electrical cord wrapped twice around Graupe's neck and his pockets of his pants were turned out.   

They say Graupe was robbed, and the witness told detectives Riley showed off the $600 cash he took. Court documents go on to state Riley admitted to the murder, telling deputies he stabbed Graupe in the back with a knife. 

Now months after a break in the case, Pace is also charged in this crime. 

"She'd run with Riley all the time and I guess that was his partner in crime," said Pasley.

Scott County investigators say Pace walked in on the murder and even though she knew about it, she didn't tell police. She is not facing a murder charge, something Pasley doesn't agree with. 

"They were both there together and they've both done it. I think they should both hang, myself, that's the way I feel my whole family does," said Pasley. 

Pasley says he wouldn't be surprised if there were more charges, believing even more than two people were involved in his brother's death.

"I hope they go to Hell as far as I'm concerned," said Pasley. "I'll just tell it like it is."


 
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